Sunday, 8 October 2017

Hallowe'en Charity Fundraising

I'm not a lover of Hallowe'en. Never have and never will be. But sometimes in life you have to bite the bullet. I made these little pots for a well known coffee shop 
to raise funds for a school they are building. I made 100 of these little pots in green, orange and black. Fingers crossed, they will all sell. 

Thursday, 5 October 2017

Pokemon Card

My grandson was 7 years old at the end of September - (where has that time gone!!)
He loves Pokémon, even chasing them when he goes for days out. His coup, was finding the special red Pokémon, Vulpix. You can only find it at the top of the Eiffel Tower.

Pokémon was the theme for his birthday card. Using my Martha Stewart 
scoring board, for the first time, I made a box card. I printed some
of the little characters, cut them out and added them to the card. 
I added a personalized greeting and put a handwritten 
message on the back for him.

There was one very happy little boy on the 30th September.

Saturday, 10 December 2016

Another Bag!

Having seen my button embellished hessian bag, my grand-daughter, Lucie asked me if I could make her a button bag but with orange buttons.

Orange is her favourite colour and has been for as long as I can remember. I set out looking for buttons. Orange is not a popular colour for buttons so I went to a button company in Harrogate, Yorkshire who solved my dilemma.

The end result is pictured below. Lucie is delighted with her shopping bag.

Monday, 31 October 2016

My Sewing Project

My Latest Project
I bought this bag jute bag in Harrogate whilst on holiday. The shop had a bag they had decorated in the window. I decided to make one of my own. I bought the plain bag and set out collecting buttons and embellishments from various shops. One bag, one needle, some thread and 44 buttons later, this is the finished result.

From this ...                                                                  ... to this ...
...completed :)

Sunday, 23 October 2016

Rainbow Canvas

A colleague at work has left to move to Cornwall. She and her partner and children are living the dream they longed for. I wanted to make her a little something to remind her of the time she worked with so many children in school. This is what I made...


I bought a canvas and some acrylic paints. I painted the canvas and coloured some pearls with Promarkers to match the rainbow. I printed the poem, drew boxes around the words by hand, cut each word individually and placed them onto the canvas. Finally I punched some tiny butterflies from off-cuts of card and placed them at the end of the verse.

Tuesday, 4 October 2016


A male card. I find it hard to get inspiration for male birthday cards, but the cog dies made making this card easier than anticipated. I embossed a piece of black card and stuck it to a base card. I added the joined cogs using a glue pen. The smaller cogs were cut with snippets of the mirror card and randomly stuck on around the computer generated greeting.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenge:

Friday, 30 September 2016

Clean and Simple Cards

Three sympathy cards have unfortunately been needed. I do not find it easy using 'With Sympathy' sentiments, preferring to use 'Thinking Of You'.
I used 'Thinking of You' sentiments for the cards I made for my two nieces on the sudden and very unexpected death of their father. Somehow, a deeper more meaningful sentiment was needed for Symon's elderly parents. I decided 'With Sympathy' was the correct one to use.

I really like white on white cards and I used pearls and a matching coloured background to the sentiment just to make the card 'pop'.

This stamp is a wooden stamp and has been in my stash for years - literally. I can even remember buying it. It was being demonstrated with bleach being added to the finished card!! However, I digress. I used my ink dusters to create this background and then stamped in various green shades of Versa inks. I doubled matted the card and mounted it onto an embossed piece of card using the Tied Together embossing folder. Three pearls and a sentiment completed this card.